Welcome to the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition
The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC) is the peak body for community managed mental health services across the Northern Territory. The Coalition has a network of 200 individuals, organisations and stakeholders including a membership of 35 organisations. The Coalition is a member of both the Mental Health Australia (MHA) and Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA).
The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition is the peak body for community mental health and wellbeing. We represent NT community managed mental health organisations. We work in collaboration with a wide network of organisations, people with lived experience, their families and supporters across the Northern Territory. We work at both a national and local level to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Territorians. Each year the Coalition supports events for Mental Health Week, including the launch, administering the online calendar, and organising the community Mental Health Awards.
To access the updated Strategic Plan click here.
The Productivity Commission final report on its inquiry into mental health was released on 16 November. The Commission finds that reform of the mental health system would produce large improvements in people’s quality of life and in increased economic participation.
The report makes recommendations to the Australian and state and territory governments, to improve the mental health of people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, working with people who have experience of mental illness, and with their families and carers. The recommended reforms extend across workplaces, schools and universities, the justice system, community groups and services for healthcare, psychosocial support, and housing.
Evaluation of a Peer-Led Education Pilot for people with psychosocial support needs in Darwin, Northern Territory. Report prepared for Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition by Menzies School of Health Research, May 2020.
My Recovery is a multi-session education and support program for people living with mental health issues. The program is led by peers – trained people who have their own experience of mental health issues and recovery.
Working Collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, a Guide to culturally safe practice.
The ADC are taking calls (8999 1444) or emails (email@example.com) if you want
to ask them about your rights or obligations under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1992. If
this is not possible, they have a limited reception.
They are still accepting and progressing formal complaints. Complaint forms can be
found at https://adc.nt.gov.au/; or give them a call if you need them to send one to you.
ADC are conducting conciliations over the phone and can use private online
conferencing if appropriate, safe and fair for everyone.
Their training is now up and running and they are able to deliver online. Give ADC a call
and talk to them about what you need.
National Safety and Qualify Digital Mental Health Standards – update Consultations extended and new fact sheets available – click here to download fact sheets.
To allow organisations and individuals additional time to respond, the Commission is extending the end of the consultation process to 29 May 2020. Stakeholders can view the draft National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards on the Commission’s website and provide feedback via an online survey.
You can also contact: Ben Prest, Senior Project Officer DMHS@safetyandquality.gov.au
The Government announced a range of measures to support NDIS participants and providers – click here to view the list of measures.
The NDIA is regularly updating the NDIS website which has information on understanding and accessing measures the NDIA has in place.
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is also issuing regular advice to registered NDIS providers. Provider alerts can be found here.
A new online Infection Control course, offered by the Department Health, protecting yourself and staff and the people you care for from infection with COVID-19. The online training.
The Department of Health has developed specific advice on Personal Protective Equipment when looking after people who are confirmed to have, or suspected of having, COVID-19. Click here.
Registered NDIS Providers are required to ensure ‘continuity of support requirements’ are in place for all participants who are in their care. They are also required to notify the NDIS Commission of any changes to the scale of their operations by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1800 035 544.
The Northern Territory’s 10 year Human Services Industry Plan is designed to unite efforts across the public, not-for-profit and private sectors, with themes, priorities and actions targeted to build “strong and inclusive organisations; supporting our people, our cultures and our communities through high-qualify human services”. Click here to download the report.
The National Mental Health Commission, recently launched National Peer Workforce Guidelines Survey.
Under the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, the Commission is leading the development of National Peer Workforce Development Guidelines by 2021 to sustain and grow the workforce.
In collaboration with RMIT University, the Commission has launched a national online survey to help inform the initial draft of the Peer Workforce Development Guidelines.
For more information about the National Peer Workforce Development Guidelines.
Do you, or someone you care for, have a mental health concern that impacts you day to day?
Do you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?
If so, you are invited to join an upcoming co-design session to create NEW resources to support you and your community to access the NDIS. Click here.
The NDIS Worker Orientation Module is now available. The NDIS Commission will begin accepting applications for provider registrations in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, Australia's Capital Territory and the Northern Territory from 1 July 2019.To ensure a smooth...
The National Indigenous Critical Response Service and StandBy – Support After Suicide Service are programs of Thirrili Ltd. Both programs work together to complement each other and provide support to individuals, families and communities impacted by suicide loss.
These services are contactable 24/7 on:
- NICRS free call 1800 805 801 or mobile 0499 333 132.
- StandBy mobile 0418 575 680.
For notifications and referrals for either service email email@example.com
SANE Australia – You are not alone.
A new resource developed by SANE Australia in partnership with the University of Sydney – it’s for people caring for a person who has suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide. If you have any questions or require any further information about this resource, please don’t hesitate to contact SANE Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org
To access the resource click on the link below
When someone close to you has suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide, it can be hard to respond to their needs while also looking after yourself. This site is for you. You are not alone was made with the help of people who have been carers and know how tough it is.
Thank you to everyone who made this years Mental Health Week a success.
If you were a recipient of a mini grant and your activities and events are now complete.
You must complete a Post Event Organisers Evaluation Form:
Then you can submit your tax invoice for your event to email@example.com
Anglicare NT remains committed to continuing to provide services to individuals, families and communities across the Territory. We care about you, our community, our staff and volunteers. We are complying with government directives and taking extra health and safety precautions.
headspace is here for you.
Our services are operating a combination of in-person, online and phone services. If you need help please get in touch. https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/darwin/headspace-darwin-covid-19-info/
COVID-19 Response Line:
Free Call 1800 899 855
We’re here for everyone.
Click here for more information about CatholicCare NT services during the COVID-19 pandemic
Congress COVID-19 Hotline
Phone: 8959 4782
HelpingMinds support services
Holyoake Alice Springs Phone 8952 5899
Free – General counselling and AOD counselling services
Online or phone service. Free.
Available during hours 8.30am-3.30pm
Mental Health Association Central Australia (MHACA). Phone 89504600
MHACA is providing an essential service to people who have severe and complex mental health issues and will continue to support our participants through this difficult time. to book an activity or for further information. MHACA is still accepting referrals and people can contact MHACA to organise an intake interview.
Mental Illness Fellowship Australia NT (MIFANT).
Free Call: 1800 985 944
MIFANT is providing much needed support to our Mental Health Carers, Consumers and our Young people.
Relationships Australia – Phone 8950 4100
Counselling and mediation services
Telephone and video conferencing
Fee for service on sliding scale, EAP provider
Available during business hours 8am-4.30pm
Free phone counselling service for Territorians
Available during business hours 8am-5pm, after hours by appointment
Alice Springs 0459 160 742 (male counsellor) Darwin 0427 102 809 (female counsellor)
Free Call: 1800 TEAM 00 (1800 832 600)
TeamHEALTH is committed to continuing to support all of our participants, their families and our community, whilst adhering to the important infection control procedures around hygiene, social distancing and group gatherings.
TEMHCO has made several changes to the delivery of their programs. TEMHCO continues to provide confidential one on one basic counselling service as well as transport to appointments or other essential local travel during this time.
In recent weeks the global response to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has escalated, making many people feel anxious and stressed.
For immediate support call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or try the Lifeline text service (evenings) 0477 13 11 14. In an emergency, always call 000.
COVID-19 updates for the disability sector
In recent days there has been a further information and updates around COVID-19, and to ensure that you are kept abreast of all of the updates being provided we have included the following:
- A media release from the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory 23.03.2020 covering new measures being put in place
- An update from Minister Stuart Robert regarding new COVID-19 measures for participants and providers
- And a joint statement from the Treasurer and Prime Minister of Australia 22.03.2020 on supporting Australian workers and business.
Community Mental Health Australia
CMHA – Third National NDIS and Mental Health Conference
NDIS and Mental Health: A national conversation about what comes next
ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE
February 4 and 5, 2021
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review 2017
In February 2017, the Northern Territory Primary Health Network engaged the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition, as the peak body for community managed mental health services in the Northern Territory, to undertake the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review
Click here to view the report
Free Online Peer Support Forums
The sane forums are a safe, anonymous online community for people living with mental illness and their families, friends and carers.
SANE Australia is inviting NTMHC members to join this free program, simply by integrating the service into their websites. These partnerships with community mental health organisations are vital for promoting the forums into metropolitan, regional, and rural communities around Australia.